El Charco del Ingenio, San Miguel de Allende

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Adventure across El Charco del Ingenio, a nature reserve and botanical garden that protects and displays a vast array of Mexican plant life. Cacti of many shapes and sizes form a large part of the collection--many considered rare, threatened, or nearing extinction. Take a guided tour to learn about the different varieties and the efforts to save those most at risk. Look for bird sanctuaries dotted throughout the park, and the interactive garden particularly popular with kids. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to El Charco del Ingenio by using our San Miguel de Allende trip builder app.
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  • There are so many wonderful pathways to wonder in this very special Botanical Garden..when we are in San Miguel de Allende each year in February we stroll through the streets on our way to this cacti....  more »
  • A must if you havent visited before! Great day out and amazing views of SMA!! Make sure to wear sunblock as the sun can be quite strong up there!  more »
  • An interesting place to see if you want get put of crowds in the central city. It has scenic views of the lake beside it. A peaceful, relaxing place. You can see it in about an hour or longer in this desert setting or sit by the dam. You can get soft drinks and snacks at the main building, and buy souvenirs. It only cost 50p per person and about 70p for taxi from central.
  • Beautiful desert botanical garden with walking trails. Wear a hat and sunscreen if you go in the middle of the day! There's a simple, yummy cafe there, as well.
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